Fraser Vineyard 2011 Couloir Cuvée, Snake River Valley, $24

By on March 4, 2014

fraser-vineyard-couloir-cuvee-2011One of Idaho’s top wineries just entered its second decade of existence, and while the brand focuses on single-variety bottlings, this annual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%) and Syrah continues to be handled with aplomb. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black currant and cherry pie are combined with earthiness and leather. Blackberries and currants make their way onto the palate. The mouth feel has a texture of sandy tannins and blueberry acidity, providing for good length. Look for this Saturday afternoons at the tasting room near Boise State University, the Boise Co-op and other Treasure Valley grocers.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 88 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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